gutta-percha


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gut·ta-per·cha

 (gŭt′ə-pûr′chə)
n.
A rubbery substance derived from the latex of any of several tropical trees chiefly of the genus Palaquium of Southeast Asia, used in dental devices and formerly as an electrical insulator and in golf balls.

[Malay getah perca : getah, sap + perca, strip of cloth (from Hindi pārcā, from Persian pārche, probably diminutive of pāre, from Middle Persian pārang).]
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gutta-percha

(ˈɡʌtəˈpɜːtʃə)
n
1. (Plants) any of several tropical trees of the sapotaceous genera Palaquium and Payena, esp Palaquium gutta
2. (Plants) a whitish rubber substance derived from the coagulated milky latex of any of these trees: used in electrical insulation and dentistry
[C19: from Malay getah gum + percha name of a tree that produces it]
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gut•ta-per•cha

(ˈgʌt əˈpɜr tʃə)

n.
1. the milky juice, nearly white when pure, of various Malaysian trees of the sapodilla family, esp. Palaquium gutta.
2. the tough rubberlike gum made from this: used as a dental cement, in golf balls, and for insulating electric wires.
[1835–45; < Malay]
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Noun1.gutta-percha - a whitish rubber derived from the coagulated milky latex of gutta-percha treesgutta-percha - a whitish rubber derived from the coagulated milky latex of gutta-percha trees; used for insulation of electrical cables
gum - any of various substances (soluble in water) that exude from certain plants; they are gelatinous when moist but harden on drying
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Translations

gutta-percha

[ˈgʌtəˈpɜːtʃə] Ngutapercha f
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gutta-percha

nGuttapercha f or nt
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gut·ta-per·cha

n. gutapercha, látex vegetal seco y purificado que se usa en tratamientos dentales y médicos.
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References in classic literature ?
We were rivals, but I desire to treat her with scrupulous fairness, and I admit that she had one good thing, to wit, her gutta-percha tooth.
Maston, scratching with his steel hook his gutta-percha cranium.
Forgetting on the one hand that his right arm had been replaced by an iron hook, and on the other that a simple gutta-percha cap covered his brain-box, he had given himself a formidable blow.
No five-minute boltings of flabby rolls, muddy coffee, questionable eggs, gutta-percha beef, and pies whose conception and execution are a dark and bloody mystery to all save the cook that created them!
He even sported a collar, of which he had a supply, made of white gutta-percha.
And the third of these speech-improving Bells, the inventor of the telephone, inherited the peculiar genius of his fathers, both inventive and rhetorical, to such a degree that as a boy he had constructed an artificial skull, from gutta-percha and India rubber, which, when enlivened by a blast of air from a hand-bellows, would actually pronounce several words in an almost human manner.
Before the splint was removed, the root canals were filled with definite zinc oxide-eugenol sealer and gutta-percha points [Figure 3].
Materials Elastic Poisson's Reference modulus (GPa) ratio Cortical bone 13.7 0.30 [25] Trabecular bone 1.37 0.30 [25] Periodontal 0.069 0.45 [25] ligament Dentine 18.6 0.31 [25] Gutta-percha 0.00069 0.45 [25] Post cement 5.0 0.30 [25] Resin core 20.0 0.30 [25] Fiberglass post 53.8 0.30 [13] Gold alloy 95.0 0.33 [14] PEKK 5.1 0.40 Manufacturer Ceramic crown 62.0 0.30 [25] Table 2: Flexural strengths for the different component materials of the model.
In the present study, gutta-percha (GP) points are used intraoperatively as markers, and the distance between the marker and the patent canal orifice is calculated at all planes of space.
(5) and Gulsahi et al., (6) the material should completely fill the root canal, and the ideal outcome is a high volume of core material, generally gutta-percha, and a small quantity of sealer, to prevent growth of residual bacteria and inhibit introduction of new bacteria.